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Re: [SLE] Strange Mouse problem
  • From: SuSEnixER <WideGlide@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 13:42:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <20021123T205545.GAdc6e4.pat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* John Pettigrew <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [11-22-02 07:17]:
> In a previous message, Art Fore wrote:
> > the mouse cursor is in the lower left corner of the screen. When moving
> > it, it just moves a short distance, then back.
> [snip]
> > Only what to get out is to Ctrl+Alt+del and reboot. Anyone have any ideas
> > what will cause this?
> It seems to be an X-server problem, possible related to NVidia video cards
> (I think all those who've mentioned the problem on this list have had NVidia
> cards). Disabling 3D seems to reduce the incidence of the problem.
> Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a proper solution. However, you can
> avoid rebooting by doing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart the X server. This
> will usually reset the mouse to normal - if not, try doing it a couple of
> times.

Just had this myself when returning from #2 console. I killed gpm,
then kicker, restarted kicker and gpm and all was ok. I do not know if
gpm was involved. Should try just restarting kicker to confirm and
will if it happens again.
Patrick Shanahan
Registered Linux User #207535

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